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I've heard this bull before.
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Plan B, for those times when Wonder Bread just ain't catching any ;)


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The wine contained Coca extract, i.e. Cocaine.


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Terrible hat.

He's the Pope. It's not a great job. You gotta put up with a lot of really annoying people. You gotta wear them heavy robes all the time. You gotta remember all the stupid Latin stuff. It's a pain in the ass. The only thing that makes it all worth while is, you get to wear the coolest hats EVAR. So this is one of the horrible side effects of doing too much cocaine - what's he wearing on his head, a doily? :shock:


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The hat in the ad is part of the Pope's daily wear. It is a zucchetto. The mitre is for special occasions and times of the year.


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About the manfood one:
This advert was placed in the magazine Woman’s Way by National Dairy Council in 1970.


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Foggy wrote: Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:11 am Terrible hat.

He's the Pope. It's not a great job. You gotta put up with a lot of really annoying people. You gotta wear them heavy robes all the time. You gotta remember all the stupid Latin stuff. It's a pain in the ass. The only thing that makes it all worth while is, you get to wear the coolest hats EVAR. So this is one of the horrible side effects of doing too much cocaine - what's he wearing on his head, a doily? :shock:
The red shoes are the bomb, IMO.


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From 1959 in our Texas city-
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Aunt Jemima is a fictional character who was played by several actresses.

The 1st Aunt Jemima was Nancy Green who under a lifetime contract performed the role from 1890 until her death in 1923. She was an ex-slave.

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Made me cringe.
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That dog is not getting paid enough.


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The Bundys could have used snack sacks.


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Finally, apparently it’s not a real ad.

https://consumerist.com/2014/01/23/no-t ... -not-real/


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pipistrelle wrote: Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:28 pm Finally, apparently it’s not a real ad.

https://consumerist.com/2014/01/23/no-t ... -not-real/
Yeah, I was having a hard time buying that one, it is way over the top, especially since it clearly was made to look like something from at least 50 years ago.

But it's kind of funny.


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pipistrelle wrote: Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:28 pm Finally, apparently it’s not a real ad.

https://consumerist.com/2014/01/23/no-t ... -not-real/
Darn!


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You're right Volkonski, the Aunt Jemima story is wild, descendants sued Quaker Oats in 2014, don't know if they settled or what.

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I remember their terrible jingle -- this is for real! "Nothing could be finer than the taste of Aunt Jemima in the morning..."





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Orlylicious wrote: Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:54 pm You're right Volkonski, the Aunt Jemima story is wild, descendants sued Quaker Oats in 2014, don't know if they settled or what.
Wikipedia says...
On August 5, 2014, descendants of Anna Short Harrington filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against plaintiffs Quaker Oats and PepsiCo for $2 billion US. The suit, which also named as defendants Pinnacle Foods and its former suitor Hillshire Brands, accused the companies of failing to pay Harrington and her heirs an "equitable fair share of royalties" from the pancake mix and syrup brand that uses her likeness and recipes. The lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice and without leave to amend on February 18, 2015.


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